Tag: Maryland

Safety Law News for 9/21/12

A Colorado school confiscated two rosaries from a student because it could connect him to the Sureno gang. The student body and community appear unimpressed, as they question basic facts in the situation. In one South Carolina classroom, a 10-year-old…

Safety Law News for 7/16/12

Maryland educators discuss how they engage students on cyberbullying, without becoming internet monitors. School administrators praise educators for how they responded when a 13-year-old boy brought a gun to school.

School Safety Law News for 4/24/12

 After a high school student was arrested for an online threat, parents want to know if the student is back in school. The board of education chair, citing privacy law concerns, referred the question to the district attorney. In a…

School Safety Law News for 4/23/12

One year after New Jersey passed its tougher anti-bullying law, educators discuss why the law is challenging to carry out, in addition to describing the benefits they see. TIME reports on the Maryland student who posted a plea for help…

School Safety Law News for 4/18/12

California police and educators “don’t care to tolerate any kind of weapons on campus,” whether real or fake, and are reinforcing this message after a seventh grade girl brought a BB gun to school. She discussed using it to hurt…

School Safety Law News for 4/17/12

When a student received a text message saying that another student was heading toward campus with a gun, the recipient notified an SRO, who promptly put the campus into an unusual Code Red lock down. After students taunted black classmates with…

School Safety Law News for 4/16/12

 A Maryland high school principal is trying to balance student protests—which call for smaller class sizes, higher teacher wages, increased student involvement in education policymaking, and more—with the need to provide campus safety. Cyberbullying is now illegal in Erie County,…